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and center into the presidential campaign. i think romney is trying to put the president on the defensive. that will give some perhaps glancing blows in the upcoming debate but if he wants to move aggressively to talk about substantive foreign policy, he's moving into an area that the president believes he's stronger and foreign policy is one of those areas where the incumbent has greater advantages and we will a he hear it in the upcoming debates. g.m. is alive and obama that will work to the disadvantage of romney. he wants to talk about the economy, which i think is what he sees as the administration's weakenings. the more time he spends on foreign policy it takes him away from his core message. >> eliot: the issue of iran and the bomb that was in the news during the u.n. general assembly meeting, where are we on that. the president seems to be inching towards a demonstration towards a lack of patience and the israeli view is that the time runs short. i mean is this a matter of months where we need some resolution? >> well, i think there is some makings of a deal but it's going to take
failure to do that left him playing defense the entire evening and as a consequence you're exactly right. mitt romney did etch-a-sketch his way back to the middle something he had not been doing over the course of his campaign. he became the moderate which left a gaping, yawning gap between the positions he's taken and what he articulated last night. tim, let's come back to you on the issue of the $5 trillion tax cut, most of us are viewing that as basically a fundamental misstatement by governor romney. why didn't -- first do you agree it was a false statement by romney and second, if so, why didn't the president attack it as such? >> clearly false. strangest moment i had ever heard where you have a presidential candidate promising to veto his own economic agenda. it is just very, very strange. we're all talking about that today, too. i think that the president you know you open up the debates. you actually -- the president -- let the challenger get some punches in. i think by repeatedly and boldly and flamboyantly lying ab
justice believes that a criminal defendant has the right to take the stand in his own defense. but that's not in the constitution and in fact, it wasn't even a practice at the founding in no state court in no federal court could a criminal defendant take the stand in his own defense. the constitution, as you mentioned, doesn't say presumption of innocence. it doesn't say rule of law. limit of government, federalrallism, separation of powers, right to privacy. it has the bill of rights but it doesn't say it. even conservatives, they believe in federalism and separation of powers. these are unwritten concepts. >> eliot: trying to put boundaries on where one can impose upon this document and one like you who believed it has evolved necessarily to reflect the values of our modern society, how do you impose limits upon how far you can go and the best argument i've ever heard for originalism is there is an amendment process. therefore if you want to find within the document something that was not there textually go o
that i got the sense that i thought not lay down but play defense. >> it reminded me of mitt romney debating in the primaries. how he would just stay back, let them all fight it out let them attack him and be impervious. but he was going up against a number of people. obama, if he adopted that strategy, he was going up against one person and it didn't work at all. what david was saying about 47% this is a silver lining thing but the 47% conversation leads itself to a town hall type of debate, which is what the next debate will be like. >> cenk: they'll come out much harder. please tell me that they learned their lesson. >> i think the president will come out, but romney has mojo now. he has confidence and he'll carry that into the next debate. >> cenk: will it make a difference. >> in the short term the debate will make a difference. i don't think it's an enduring change. even today you see the people first of all i saw a poll on cnn, 67% to 25% as we talked about. who are the 25% that felt the president won the debate. >> cenk: well, partisans. they're going to say obama won no mat
been crushed for far less egregious defenses. >> why didn't anybody point that out? that was pretty nuts, both parties had him blessing. >> when you've got catholic running mates you don't really need to quote the far right catholic vote that heart. timothy dolan is not going to support the catholic side over to obama. i would surprised he would go to the convention. >> he kind of delivered a parting shot in his blessing saying we pray for those waiting to be born. it was clearly an anti abortion shot at the d.n.c. >> as soon as they're here, we can cut all funding for day care and public schools. what do you think is the most pressing issue for the female voter this year? it's easy to have todd akin as a booing gee man. what do you think is the number one voting issue for women in 2012. >> the economy job. women have lost more jobs under obama than any other president. that is a statistic the romney consistently rolls out women are suffering under obama more than any other president. it's not necessarily because of obama's policies. it's budget cuts in red states have forced them t
. you know, if you look at the situation, it would -- he -- he says he is going to increase defense spending. he says he is going to give us all a $5 trillion tax cut or at least the wealthy people and balance the budget. that doesn't take an act of congress. it takes magic. >> jennifer: all right. you are in his war room prepping him for debates, and you know you are going to get this question. how does the math work? what loopholes, deductions will you close or reduce? what would you advise him? >> there are over 200 tax deductions we have out there. his $5 trillion tax increases would cost us $550 billion a year. that's half of all of the deductions that are already out there. the top five account for 50% of that $1.1 trillion. and that's -- you know, that's health care, they are not going to cut that. [overlapping speakers] >> jennifer: okay. >> here is what he is going to do. he is going to tell the people that he is going to go the economy; that people are going to be out there paying taxes; there are going to be far fewer unemployed -- >> jennifer: that's
's not on the offensive. he's on the defensive. >> bill: yeah. >> caller: with these republicans, you got to stay on the offensive. >> bill: absolutely. >> caller: come out with lie after lie after lie. and they're going to do it until it almost makes you believe the lie until you fact check. out on the stand he wasn't prepared. wait a minute. he had -- american people have voted him ahead of romney so far. so how could you get there and i hate to say it and just stumble like this? >> bill: you're not the first one to use the word stumble. glen said that in pretty -- in politico this morning. maybe he felt -- look, this thing's in the bag. i'm not going to blow it. by getting too assertive and too aggressive here but uh-huh. this thing ain't in the bag. far from it. not at all. and for millions of people last night, you know, we're into this all the time. okay? you and i. we do that every day. we do it for three hours every day. on radio and on television. so we're into all of these -- a lot of people watching last night
and he's going to defend it proudly. the one that's going to be on the defensive is going to be romney. and i expect obama to be very aggressive on romney during these debates. it will be fun to watch. >> i'm not defensive. you're the one that's being defensive. it's not me, it's him. >> of course i know that. ha ha, ha, ha. >> stephanie: combination of that and the liar. >> well, that minus the cigarette. >> stephanie: exactly. yeah. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] puck a publication and there is a mitt romney failing campaign story. the "l.a. times," mitt romney struggling, makes a new effort to connect. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] mitt romney prepares for his pi otal first debate against obama his campaign struggling to regain its footing. >> it's hard. stop it. >> stephanie: he's still struggling to connect with voters, a challenge that confronted him since the primaries, back when he was mitt and the problem is he's still mitt. >> ann: stop it. >> stephanie: stop being mitt. stop be
during the debate, then automatically you are playing defense and wasting the time you would like to be using to make a proactive statement just reacting to what the other person is saying. so i think if somebody hits you with a lie in a debate you have to let the fact checker do some of that heavy lifter for you. when you were in the debate did you feels like you could respond? >> jennifer: when you are in a debate and somebody has said something completely false about you, you think do i want to spend my time responding to that craziness, which gets me really mad because they have done this or spend my time with my proactive agenda. there are some things you may want to respond to but when should you use your valuable debate time to actually do a response to an attack. >> i think when it's to your benefit to do that, if you can turn that around and make the other person who is making the charge look bad, that's when you do it. but it is so tricky. the thing that is so interesting about debates is you are in the moment. there is so much pressure, so much goi
, sir. >> now here here to explain that, and make a defense for his family, the brother of george zimmerman robert zimmerman. to many americans that's off-putting that he had no regrets. would you take that back if you could? >> i think george--first of all thank you for having me as representative of my entire family but george. george is a profoundly religious person. people who are religious, we grew up in the catholic tradition, they have a--they have a tendency to shy away from taking things back or suggesting other realities other than happened. it's in the religion-- >> i'm not sure every religious person would have reacted that way. do you think how people might have been upset when he saids i don't regret what happened. it's a terrible accident where a kid gets shot for no reason. >> i don't hear the same thing that you hear when i hear my brother talk about that. i hear he doesn't have regrets of how those things played out. george did say that, and you didn't play that, he wishes it would have happened some other way. he wishes there was some other thing he would have d
just to give you a sense over ten year's that's more than our entire defense budget and you think that by closing loop holes and deductions for the well to do somehow you will not end up picking up the tab, then governor romney's plan may work for you, but i think math common sense and our history shows us that's not a recipe for job growth. we have tried this -- we have tried both approaches. the approach that governor romney is talking about is the same sales pitch made in 2001 and 2003, and ween ended up with the slowest job growth in 50 years. we ended up moving from surplus to deficits and culminated in the worst financial crisis since the great depression. bill clinton tried the approach that i'm talking about. we created 23 million new jobs went from deficit to surplus, and businesses did very well. so in some ways we have data on which approach is more likely to create jobs and opportunity for americans, and i believe the economy works best when middle class families are getting tax breaks so they have money in their pockets, and those of us who ha
out of domestic investment and going over to add money to the defense department and asking for more money an the department of defense is asking for. this is somewhat interesting, you know? and no details, and -- as it is you know $0.60 on every dollar in that budget goes towards defense activity and we have a domestic agenda educating our young, on up to health care for the most frail elderly in our society. there are so many things that need to get addressed jobs the economy, our environment, all sorts of improvement in transportation infrastructure, investing in our bridges, countless things that need to be done. >> stephanie: yep, absolutely. well, i think it's a whole new day, and just the outrage over big bird alone, i think is giving the president a fresh wind at his back. >> isn't it great that we can remove regulation on wall street and then go exact dollars from sesame street. >> stephanie: there you go. >> that's enough to ruffle your feathers i think. >> there you go. >> stephanie: more bird jokes. all right. representative tonko, thank you, honey. ha
have a sane defense now, when oil companies are determining where we're going to go to war and stuff like that i don't think it's smart. i don't think any of that stuff a smart. i think it's unworkable for a long, long time. >> cenk: first day in office what will you do? >> i will make war illegal, and pot legal. >> cenk: not such a bad slogan. i have to correct something i said in that interview, the senate voted 90-1. roseanne also has a new back out called "[ inaudible ] from the nut farm." we'll also be talking to other third-party candidates as we go forward. next week rocky anderson and gary johnson will be on the program. when we come back we'll have the elbow of the day on top of mitt romney's head. plus we have the perspective of an american basketball player who went to iran. what was his experience? >> i love black people. >> >> cenk: so often in our media and our political leader they insinuate that iran is crazy. oh my god! if they have nuclear weapons! we are all crazy. >> benjamin netenyahu said yesterday this. >> some people have begun to
republican who had cut the department of defense, cut the department of education -- completely cut the department of education, and has said that he thinks bipartisanship a joke. >> jamal: let me ask you this so you -- you and i both have worked for senator harry reid. you were his communications director in the united states senate, and i did some work for the state party out in nevada. one of the races i'm starting to pay attention to again is our friend running for congress in las vegas. and i heard there is a lot of super pac money coming into that race. is nevada going to be a place where we think we'll hold on and pick up some steam? >> i think so. i think that shelley berkeley -- steve [ inaudible ] i have so much respect for, and i think that he is going to be the next congressman for that district. i also believe that shelley berkeley can win in nevada as well. i also believe that president obama is going to win that state, but i think one of the reasons why we're going to have to [ inaudible ] in nevada and jamal you saw it firsthand, the infrastru
akin's defense after begging him to drop out. reince priebus -- you know what his name is if you take out the vowels, it is rnc pr b.s. mitt romney will have to be called upon to see what he think about the todd akin -- because he didn't drop out. david duke ran and he got the nomination. he was the republican party nominee for senator from louisiana and president george h. w. bush was forced to come out and tell voters to vote for the democrat. i want to see mitt romney's feet put to the fire in much the same way. either cut this guy loose or defend him but mitt romney has to choose one. this new piece of audio is more damaging. this is a few months old. this is a piece of oughtio from a town hall meeting that congressman akin had. and an older male voter got up and asked him why he would oppose the lilly ledbetter act which promoted fair pay for women. todd akin's response is something that i think rand paul could have done more artfully but essentially, it's pretty much the most friendly endorsement of legal
has defense cuts to obama's car on coal -- [ scooby-doo's "huh?" ] >> stephanie: in the space of one 72-hour period romney careens from brandishing the 14 year old video to an all-outattack on the president using it's impossible to change washington from the inside. they both disputed suggestions that the candidate's message has grown hazy. vowing to sharpen the campaign. it is going to be sharp, jim. >> like cheddar cheese. >> stephanie: one day it's a dog, then a rabbit, then a squirrel. this is what the campaign has become. [ laughter ] >> shiny thing. >> stephanie: moose, squirrel. [♪ mysterious music ♪] >> stephanie: i said this a couple of weeks ago. the campaign is going to consist of him pointing to objects. >> trees lakes, pancakes -- >> stephanie: clouds. he just said that last week. look at the clouds. >> chair. >> stephanie: chair. doughnut. >> ahhhhh. >> caveman lawyer. >> stephanie: and they told him stop talking about medicare and the budget -- just talk about your love of the outdoors. this is what we have gotten to. paul ryan going i like air, and
know the issues but don't come across as petulant or anything like that. >> bill: or too defensive. and so if they survive the debate you know, and really -- >> that's what they want to do honestly at this point. >> bill: no major mistake no major gaffe. >> i think that -- >> bill: the first debate is more important than the other -- >> because everybody's tuning in to the first one. the big boxing match. they've been training in essence for months on the campaign trail. now you can see how they can interact with one another. i think too both romney and obama have shown to have thin skin at times so that's one thing they have to ward off. when romney had the interview with brett bear. you can't look thin-skinned. >> bill: here's something i don't understand. i want to get your take on. we talked about this earlier in the program. if you look at every interest -- every identifiable subgroup if you will today women obama's up 25 points or 15 points or whatever. double digits. african-americans, huge. latinos, huge.
to spend more money on defense, and you're going to cut the deficit all at the same time, and your answer is, i don't really have time. >> right,. [ laughter ] >> my 9-year-old niece in the fourth grade, she can't tell her teacher, you know, i don't have time to show you the math, trust me, this is the answer. it's not going to work. we want to hear from you 1-866-55-press. we're going to talk a little bit about paul ryan. we're going to talk a little bit about the debates answered we're going to hear a little bit more from mr. ryan as he talks about his -- as you talks about how he can't show us the math and how he has plans, failed plans for medicare cutting taxes and for america, right after this. >> on your radio and on current t.v., this is the bill press show. ♪ unrivaled analysis and commentary. >> you're going to hear that used as a major talking point. (vo) the only network with real-time reaction straight from the campaigns and from viewers like you. >>now that's politically direct. >> this is the bill press show live on your radio and current tv. >> good morning i'm jamal
overly defensive which is his weak point. he then tends to say things he wishes he hadn't. everyone has an opinion as to what to look for tonight. prettyies could -- politico has five things. first, can romney get aggressive without attacking. last thing he wants to do is come across snide or smug. how hard can the president push without getting too negative. he's not a big romney fan. we'll see if he can mask that true contempt. how will they handle the 47% libya, has the president had enough time to debate prep and five, will clinton come up? interesting choice for politico. we'll be right back. >>i feel like i don't even know you. >>just stay on your side of the screen, okay? >>brought to you by geico. 15 minutes could save 15% or more on car insurance. visit geico.com for a free rate quote. you'd spot movement, gather intelligence with minimal collateral damage. but rather than neutralizing enemies in their sleep you'd be targeting stocks to trade. well, that's what trade architect's heat maps do. they make you
defense spending but don't you worry, we're going to balance the budget. i think the president was trying to explain why we have worked hard to stabilize the economy and now what he is going to try to do for the middle class in the next four years. so pundits are saying maybe he should have challenged governor romney more or whatever i -- i think that -- that he was trying to lay out his own plan is what i think happened. >> stephanie: right. did you feel like -- the glaring one we have been talking about is the $700 million for the -- romney again repeats the lie about he cut 700 for medicare, and i'm going to put it back. was the president feel in some ways that these things have been debunked so much i don't have to do it again. >> yeah. i think the answer is yes, you have to address it again. it really is a big lie. we cut that money from medicare advantage programs because those programs -- they are private insurance companies who are in medicare, and we gave insurance companies that extra money some years ago as an incentive to offer insurance program
the defense budget. sequestration that would cut the defense budget which is a huge part of the growth of government that republicans are now out saying barack obama's a terrible guy for trying to cut the defense budget. >> congressman kaufman has actually said we can cut the defense budget. >> eliot: we'll have to take a break. dick wadhams thanks for coming. you've been voted off the island. thank you for coming on. unfriendly territory. i appreciate you coming on the show. we'll be bringing you the debate live tomorrow night on current tv with our politically direct presidential debate coverage. i will be joined back in new york by cenk uygur, governor jennifer granholm, john fuglesang and vice president al gore. we'll have full pre and post-debate analysis. join us starting at 8:00 p.m. eastern. we'll hear a lot about healthcare in tomorrow's debate. will we get to use president obama's new healthcare system or lose it? coming up right ahead. es have been preparing for this moment for years. but all of that practic
because in the last few weeks we've heard him inching closer to a defense of the mandate and of his own healthcare law which he never actually repudiated but which he sort of backed away from during the republican primary and as you recall, it was a big topic in the republican primary debates being attacked from the right. rick santorum was particularly effective at sort of prosecuting that right wing case against the mandate. but now we have romney saying things like the healthcare law that he passed in massachusetts demonstrates his compassion. and the right screams every time he says something like that. but it will be very interesting if he -- to see if he takes the debate as an opportunity to actually make a closer embrace of the healthcare. >> eliot: molly you're exactly right. he was for it before he was against it. dey, he finds behind this faux federalism. a state should pass it not the federal government which misses the question about whether this it is logical as a matter of healthcare policy. how does he
trillion-dollar increase in the defense budget. then you're going to keep most of the popular deductions. and then you're going to balance the% budget. and then you're going to give everybody a free unicorn! that's not how it works mitt! you're lying! there is no 5 trillion-dollar in deductions that you take away from just the rich. that's preposterous. and i'm not going to let you get away with it. one wonders how long i will keep this 2 x 4 that is actually not a 2 x 4 on my shoulder, but we move forward. he says, well, before i go on to the next clip, did you know that 50% of mitt romney's benefits in his tax cuts go to the top 5%. mitt, that's who you're for. you're for the top 5%. you give them half of the tax cuts and they're 5 trillion-dollar, you're going to give $2.5 trillion to the top 5%. that's what is going on. all right, before i break it. okay now let's go to the $716 billion lie. >> romney: medicare for current retirees he's cutting $716 billion from the program. >> cenk: huh, that's beard because that's turns out to be totally untrue. here's what polite cofact said abou
they skilled in death penalty cases? did they have the skills needed to put on a new defense for you? >> absolutely not. we had these attorneys that had never dealt with a capital murder case. they didn't have experience, they didn't know what they were doing, severely underfunded. also, you know, they came from a really small tight-knit community where they had to work with the same judge and same prosecutors on a daily basis. they didn't want to risk pushing too hard because to them this was just one case. they knew they were going to a have to come back and work with these same people on the daily basis, and didn't want to do anything that would make them angry. >> eliot: every bit of social pressure came down. you were just a small gear in a much larger system, and nobody really cared. until fortunately you got a movie that was made, and some people who were far away by happenstance in their enormous credit decided to take a hard look at this without that, what would have happened? >> oh, they would have murdered me. the state would have gotten away with murdering me. the only re
. enhanced interrogation lead to bin laden your own secretary of defense said. or did he lie? >> stephanie: yeah, good advice i hope you do say that mittens. >> this is someone promising he would be water boarded for charity. >> i think he took a look at what a pussy [ inaudible ] came. >> stephanie: did he just say that? >> pus. >> stephanie: bill o'reilly. >> social media is diverting attention away from issues. you might come to the conclusion that about half the country is simply uninformed. certainly the folks are not paying as much attention as they when there were only three networks and no internet. >> stephanie: wow. are we slowly expanding the things we're able to say on the air. >> we're not >> stephanie: yeah let's see if roland's balls tweeted about that. >> stephanie: stop it! rush limbaugh >> obama's reason for being a politician to make more victims. he makes people feel like they are victims. he telling them they are victims. a community organizer tells people they are getting dumped on. >> you poor people how have it so good. >> stephanie: yeah that's w
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